M.Ed. in Kinesiology - Pedagogy

The M.Ed. in Kinesiology - Pedagogy is a full- or part-time program that is available in Charlottesville only. Graduates are prepared to pursue teaching positions in PK-12 schools or at the college level.

There are two tracks in the M.Ed. programs in Kinesiology – Pedagogy.  The first track provides graduate education for students who already possess an undergraduate degree in physical education pedagogy.  The second track provides graduate education in pedagogy for active duty military officers who will assume the role of instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy.   All graduate students will be prepared to design, implement and evaluate well-balanced curricula (PK-12 & college levels) that stress the importance of developing motor ability, fitness levels and cognitive understanding in an environment that fosters student achievement.  Graduate students are given the opportunity to participate in research, practica and independent study.

Program Details

  • Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

    Students also must meet the admission standards outlined in the Curry School of Education Admission Policies, which include a high standard of achievement during their undergraduate work (minimum of 3.0 GPA) and 2 outstanding recommendations. Note that recommendations should be solicited through the online application. Students must have prior experience teaching physical education and submit a goal statement with their applications for admission. Students are also required to submit one of the following:

    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no more than 5 years old. GRE scores for MEd, MT, EdS students admitted for the 2014-15 academic year were at or above the 150 (verbal), 145 (quantitative), and 4.0 (analytical writing).
    • For applicants enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UVA at the time of submission: SAT or ACT scores may be substituted for the GRE score. Applicants who had SAT or ACT scores sent to the university previously do not need to have them re-sent.

    Applicants may submit unofficial test scores and transcripts with their application. However, official transcripts showing degree conferral and official test scores are required prior to matriculation.

  • Application Due Date

    February 1 for the first review of applications. Applications will be accepted until June 1 on a space-available basis.

  • Degree Requirements

    EDLF 7300
    EDLF 7310
    EDHS 5480
    21 hours in selected coursework in Kinesiology and/ or the Curry School

  • Funding Opportunities

    Teaching in the Lifetime Physical Activity Program

    Students may apply for federal financial aid, including work-study. Information about federal aid programs, including applying using the FAFSA, can be found through Student Financial Services. Additional financial aid information can be found on Curry's Financial Aid webpage.

  • Typical Length of Study

    1-3 Years

    Full or Part Time:

    Full-time or part-time program.

  • Course Overview

    Summer Semester

    KINE 5140 Qual. Analysis of Motor Patterns - 3 hrs
    KINE 5220 Program Planning & Evaluation in Kinesiology - 3 hrs


    Fall Semester
    EDLF 5330 Educational Statistics (Stat.1) - 3 hrs
    EDLF 7300 Research in Education - 3 hrs
    KINE 3600 Musculoskeletal Anatomy - 3 hrs
    KINE 5100 Assessment in Kinesiology - 3 hrs
    KINE 5430 Advanced Exercise Physiology - 3 hrs
    KINE 2110 Teaching LPA and Fitness - 2 hrs



    Spring Semester
    KINE 3620 Biomechanics & Motor Control of Human Movement - 3 hrs
    KINE 5440 Exercise Phys Lab - 3 hrs
    KINE 5260 Ortho & Sensory Impairments - 3 hrs
    EDLF Interventions in Sport Psychology - 3 hrs
    KINE 5993 Independent Study - Motor Development - 3 hrs
    KINE 9140 Internship in College Teaching - 3 hrs
    KINE 5993 Independent Study - Nutrition - 3 hrs

  • Sample Jobs After Graduation

    PK-12 teaching positions or small colleges

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.